Monday, October 31, 2011

"This is Halloween!"

Happy Halloween everyone! I still can't believe it's already here. I constantly lose track of time, and just Friday, I thought I had another week! But anyway, it's here, and my family's evening will consist of pumpkin carving, trick or treating, and Nightmare Before Christmas playing on a loop on the TV (I'm just a little obsessed with that movie =P ). What do you and your families have planned for the day?? I thought I'd leave you all today with a picture of my adorable 3 year old in the costume he picked out. =)

I know, WAY too adorable for his own good. ; )

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Support Finding A Cure

Hey guys!! Sorry everyone for the recent absence, but I am finally unpacked and moved in, so I am back to blogging once again! October, as we all know, is breast cancer awareness month, and in honor of this, I have created some flowers to help raise money for finding a cure.
40% of the proceeds from these will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The felt flowers measure about 2 inches in diameter, and the rolled roses are about 3 inches in diameter. They may be turned into either a hair clip, or a pin, the choice is yours. I will be selling them until the end of November, and you may purchase yours by either contacting me via email at sroskillydesigns@gmail.com with your order and paypal email address, or you may go to www.sroskillydesigns.etsy.com to order from my Etsy store. So spread the word and support finding a cure for cancer!! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. =)

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Shoe Sale!

Hey everyone! So sorry I haven't written in awhile. My husband and I have been working like crazy to get our new house painted so that we can start moving in, hopefully that'll happen by the end of this week. I am so excited! Expect to see lots of picture with a huge blog post about my finished house soon =P. Anyway, I wanted to let everyone know that I am running a special for today and tomorrow only. Get a pair of custom glitter ballet flats for only $35 plus shipping!! Originally $45. This is for any size, toddler through adult. Contact me on Etsy, or by email at sroskillydesigns@gmail.com to start creating your pair today! Be sure to mention this offer. Check out my work for some ideas here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/SRoskilly?section_id=8154580
And here are just SOME of the many glitter color possibilities:

Great chance to get some unique gifts for the Holidays for your friends and family, and at a great price! Have an awesome day guys! =)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A Good Day After All

Today has been a not-so-fun filled day of frantically running around town doing errands, in particular, getting my cell phone bill straightened out which turned into an all day task (ugh!), all in the blazing Texas heat. But on a happier note, S. Roskilly Designs finally reached 200 fans on facebook today (huzzah!) which, of course, totally made my day =). So, to celebrate, I want to give all of my awesome fans 25% off their entire purchase in my Etsy store from now until Monday, August 22nd for cheering me up. Thank you guys, and I hope you have an awesome day!!
www.sroskilly.etsy.com

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Quotes from a 3 year old

My little boy, Aiden, is 3 years old right now, and everyday, he says something that absolutely cracks me up. So today I wanted to share some of his quotes, and of course, some adorable pictures.


Aiden: (Pointing to an old man in the car parked next to us at walmart) "Who's that? Grandpa?"

Aiden: (Throwing a fit and yelling at his daddy) Me: (Intended for Aiden) "Stop acting like that." Aiden: Yeah Daddy, stop acting like that!"
Aiden: "I need presents. Get Christmas tree please!"

Me: "I love you Aiden bear." Aiden: "I love you Momma bug."
Jacob & I in unison: "FIREWORKS!!!" Aiden: "TRACTOR!!!"

Aiden: (praying) "dear lord, thank you for dad, thank you for mimi's house, thank you for bed, thank you for poopin'. Amen"
Aiden: "I'm Daddy." (Speaking in a deep voice) - "Go to bed, Aiden."

Aiden: (Whining and throwing a fit) Jacob: "What seems to be the problem?" Aiden: "Aiden grouchy!"


=) I love my boy so much. All photos were taken by the lovely Miss Heather Cross from Funday Photography. And for everyone who lives in the Texas area somewhat near or around Fort Worth, she is having a cute baby contest! So show her some love, and check out her Facebook page here! I hope everyone has an amazing rest of the day!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Over the Raibow

Here are today's amazing, and very colorful, Etsy finds! 


 Natural wax candles from Mahogany Blu Design-These are awesome. They are made from beeswax and palmwax to produce a clean burn. And look at all the beautiful colors they come in!! After the candle itself has completely melted away, you are still left with that gorgeous wax bowl. I absolutely love these.


Take Me to Wonderland Lamp by maddiegirl65-Love these colors! Always been a fan of turquoise and red color combos. It is completely hand painted and adorned with ribbon rosettes. I very much want this for my craft room!

Colorful Poppy Pillow from Vivid Home-An absolutely adorable pillow! This will definitely brighten up any room in the house. Completely handmade, and one of a kind.

Fabric Organizer/Storage Bin by Hoganfe Handmade Originals-I love this! It is a smaller sized storage bin(6x6x6in) accented with a super cute, green hydrangea felt applique, perfect for organizing craft supplies(which I desperately need to do). Will definately be needing to invest in some of these soon, before my crafts take over the rest of my house(getting quite a few complaints from the hubby =P).

Be sure to check out the rest of everyone's amazing items by clicking on their store name above. Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope everyone has a bright and happy Wednesday! =)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Treasury Tuesday

It has been awhile since my last blog post (a week to be exact..my goodness), so today, I am breaking this horrible habit, and sharing with you one of the many awesome treasuries that I was lucky enough to be a part of this week.



Aren't those colors gorgeous! So happy that my pink ballet flats got to be a part of this one =). Have an awesome day, guys!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Treasury Tuesday

My champagne colored finds on Etsy.


Hope everyone has an awesome Tuesday! =)


Monday, August 1, 2011

Happy Monday!

Hey everyone! The Etsy Follow me team is obviously a very talented group of people. Check out these other items I found from my fellow teammates! I love going through everyone's items...

Don't you just love this bicycle pendant from ellecools? The colors are gorgeous, and I love the vintage look it has. Such an original piece. Be sure to check out the rest of her amazingly gorgeous items here.

Very much loving this beach photograph from MaddenPhotography. The shot is beautiful, and it's on sale! How awesome is that? Check out the rest of her work here.

Oh, I love this. Who doesn't need a little pampering with these awesome tropical bath salts from Lost Lemondade? And I absolutely love the colors. The whole thing is like a mini vacation =). Check out the rest of her awesome soaps and other pampering tools here.


I hope everyone had an awesome weekend, and has a great rest of the day! =)

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Hello everyone! It has been way too long since my last blog post. Today I wanted to share with you guys some gorgeous items from some fellow teammates over at the Follow Me team on Etsy.

Oh my gosh, I so wish I had a little girl now. These dresses from Vintage Precious are gorgeous. These dresses would be absolutely perfect for flower girls, or any formal event for that matter. I mean, look how great these look in photos! Check out all of her amazing work here.

I have absolutely fallen in love with this mixed media painting from Bobbi's Art. The colors and detail that went into this are stunning. Definiately think that this 'Raving Raven' would look great in my new house. =) Be sure to check out all of her amazing artwork here!
Loving this butterfly necklace from Makenzi & Madilyn! I've said this before, I am obsessed with all things butterfly, and this necklace is absolutley perfect. I love that the rosette is made from a vintage hankerchief. It gives this so much character. Be sure to check out the rest of their amazing store here.

Love this abstract painting from artscapes! The colors and detail are beautiful. I really want this for my new craft room. I know what I'm asking for next Valentine's Day! =) Check out all of her amazing paintings here.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Blast Out Friday

Blast Out Friday is an amazing group on etsy that lets you share and be shared. It's really simple. You just follow the instructions on entering one of your items into the master list, and then when Friday comes, you share all of the items on facebook, twitter, blogger, or whatever social network you use, and all of your team members do the same. It is great for increasing traffic to your shop. So be sure to check it out!
So here are this weeks amazing items from fellow Etsy shop owners.




A Party Studio - Bright and colorful fully personalized digital cupcake toppers! www.etsy.com/listing/77732731


Caprica Accessories - Lavender and candy love heart headband for girls! Now 10% off! www.etsy.com/listing/77446232


beBOWutiful- Summer gets sweet with this citrus inspired bow! www.etsy.com/listing/77861827



Goodies By Greiner-Ladybug, Ladybug Hanging on My Wall www.etsy.com/listing/77253755

Beautiful Swag Store - Looking for the perfect color combination for a baby girl and treat for mom too? Look no further than the contemporary classic baby girl gift set! Enter CHRISTMASINJULY2011 FOR A DISCOUNT www.etsy.com/listing/74605290







Blue Eyed Blessings - Your little blessing will look adorable in this Turquoise and Green Floral Boutique Pillowcase Dress in size 3T www.etsy.com/listing/77979548









Kindred Scents Candles- "Flower Child" Dancing Bear Soy Tarts. Smells great and works wonderful in any warmer. www.etsy.com/listing/75213936




Sweet Emmie Bowtique-- Colorful and fun Happy Birthday Bow is great for birthday girls of all ages! www.etsy.com/listing/77724557




S. Roskilly Designs- Shine like the stars with these stunning glitter ballet flats! www.etsy.com/listing/78226794

Have an awesome Friday! =)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

It's a Jungle Out There

Happy Thursday everyone! There are some amazingly talented people on Etsy. I find something new on there everyday. Today, I wanted to share just a few of the items I have found and fallen in love with.

1. Is this zebra t-shirt mini dress from SoYouThinkYouCanRock not super cute? I love it. And who doesn't love zebra stripes?

2. This butterfly wing ring from Blue's Creative Outlet is so incredibly gorgeous! I love anything butterfly, and I would so wear this ring daily.

3. KizuriBeauty has created a beautiful snake print sequin clutch. This would looks so good with a little black dress on date night =).

4. Oh my gosh, these shoes from scrone0406 are to die for! They are beautifully made with such detail. I do believe my feet would be very happy in these =).

Be sure to check out all of these incredible shops! They are definitely worth your time =).

Monday, July 18, 2011

Facebook Giveaway Winners

Hey everyone! I posted Friday about my Facebook giveaway in celebration of my reaching 100 fans, and now it is time to announce winners! The winner for a pair of custom ballet flats is Cerrisse, and the winners for a custom made headband are Angela Keller and Debbie Noel! Congratulations guys! I look forward to working with you to create exactly what you want. Thank you to everyone who entered! Have an awesome day, and keep checking back on my blog! I plan on doing more giveaways in the near future =).

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Facebook Giveaway

So yesterday, 100 likes was finally reached on S. Roskilly Designs facebook page. Woohoo! So that means it's time to pick winners for the heaband/shoe giveaway. Rules for the giveaway were once S. Roskilly Designs reached 100 likes on facebook, 3 people would be selected at random. One will receive a pair of custom decorated shoes, and the other two will receive a headband customized to their liking. Winners will be selected on Monday, so any new likes that my page gets today and tomorrow will be entered into the drawing as well. 


To be eligible:
1.     'Like' S. Roskilly Designs on facebook http://www.facebook.com/sroskillydesign

     Extra entries:
1.   Follow my blog (3 entries)
2. Visit my shop, and let me know what your favorite item is http://www.etsy.com/shop/sroskilly    (2 entries)
3.  Place my giveaway button on your blog (3 entries)
4.  Blog about my giveaway (5 entries)
5.   Follow me on twitter http://twitter.com/#!/SRoskillyDesign
(1 entry)

    Leave a separate comment for each entry, along with links to verify, and an email address to contact you if you win. Winners will be randomly selected Monday, July 18th using random.org. Good luck! =)

Friday, July 15, 2011

MagPieAccessories Giveaway

Here is an awesome giveaway! MagPieAccessories UK is giving away a $100 gift certifcate to her Etsy shop! She has some amazing leather handbags, camera straps, Ipad sleeves, and lots of other cool stuff! Details can be found here: http://gracelouisephotography.blogspot.com/2011/07/woah-giveaway-and-product-review.html



Be sure to check it out! =)

Blast Out Friday

Blast Out Friday is an amazing group on etsy that lets you share and be shared. It's really simple. You just follow the instructions on entering one of your items into the master list, and then when Friday comes, you share all of the items on facebook, twitter, blogger, or whatever social network you use, and all of your team members do the same. It is great for increasing traffic to your shop. So be sure to check it out!
So here are this weeks amazing items from fellow Etsy shop owners.

A Party Studio - Full Sailboat Party Collection- digital files! Everything you'll need to host a gorgeous party. Fully personalized! www.etsy.com/listing/71881952


Beautifulswagstore - looking for a bow to celebrate baseball summer and the all star game. look no further. Hint there is a limited time discount code for baseball finds. www.etsy.com/listing/77450410


Caprica Accessories - Pink candy heart headband for girls! Made with real candy! www.etsy.com/listing/77445403


gigi1233 - Mauve Crystalline Silver Earrings. www.etsy.com/listing/49114425 


Blue Eyed Blessings - Pair OF Sassy & Bright Orange and Yellow Polka Dot Hair Clips with Black Korker Centers. www.etsy.com/listing/70723862




beBOWutiful - Sorbet colored hair bow, sure to make any girl sweet! www.etsy.com/listing/77123093 


Goodies By Greiner - Wood Ultra Sound and Baby Picture Holder!! Super cute for displaying your sweet ultra sound picture and then using it for all the fun baby pictures you'll want to change and display that first year!!! 
www.etsy.com/listing/77252331

Hope everyone has an awesome Friday! =)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Saying Goodbye to a Good Friend

Today has been pretty rough. We had to euthanize our sweet, family dog who we've had for 8 years. She had been suffering from cancer, and started going down hill pretty quick in just the last couple of months. She was a really great animal. She would always start barking (almost like getting onto you) if she thought anyone was playing too rough or being too loud, lol, and if you were ever sick, you better believe she was right there laying next to you until you got better. She was definitely a little trouble maker as well. She loved stealing food off the bar, or the table, or even off your plate if you weren't looking, but when she got caught, she would just look at you with those big puppy dog eyes like she knew she did wrong, but she also knew she was cute enough to get out of trouble, lol. My favorite thing was when she would walk around faking a limp just so you'd pet her or pay attention to her. She was a pretty sly dog, lol, and she will be missed greatly. Love you Sophie!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

Beautiful Words

I got a request a while back from a family member to make some camo letters for a nursery. They turned out beautifully, and ever since, decorating letters has become one of my favorite past times.


I've always enjoyed taking stuff that looks so plain and boring, and turning it into something you could stare at for hours, and this is definitely that type of project, and decorating with these is just as fun as making them! My apartment looks like a dictionary with all of the words I have hanging up, and sitting out. It's great =). These are just some of my creations.


    faith
    noun /fāTH/ 
    faiths, plural
    1.  Complete trust or confidence in someone or something.
    2.  Strong belief in God or in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof.  


be·lieve
    verb /biˈlēv/
    believed, past participle; believed, past tense; believes, 3rd person singular present; believing, present participle
1.  Accept (something) as true; feel sure of the truth of: "the superintendent believedLancaster's story".
2.  Accept the statement of (someone) as true. 


    love
    verb /ləv/
    loved, past participle; loved, past tense; loves, 3rd person singular present; loving, present participle
1.  Like very much; find pleasure in
noun /ləv/ 
loves, plural
1.  An intense feeling of deep affection


If your interested in custom letters for yourself or someone you know, contact me on etsy (www.sroskilly.etsy.com), or email me at sroskillydesigns@gmail.com

Sunday, July 10, 2011

"Home...Where our Story Begins"

My hubby and I have been looking at houses on and off since we got married 3 years ago, but could never find the right one that just felt like 'home'. Well guys, I'm excited to say, we finally found it! We bought our wonderful first home towards the end of last month, and the closing day is in place for July 29th! I could not be more excited =D. So as I say goodbye to apartment life, and hello to home ownership, I am giving 20% off all purchases made between now and my closing date with discount code MOVINGDAY . I hope everyone else's July is just as blessed as my own. Have an awesome day. =)